Name for 7th January-Cassius

Ancient Roman & English: Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin cassus “empty, vain”. This name was borne by several early saints. In modern times, it was the original first name of boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-), who was named after his father Cassius Clay, who was himself named after the American abolitionist Cassius Clay (1810-1903). (

Popularity in 2008: #945 (USA) Cassius Clay was an abolitionist and the birth name of Muhammad Ali; also a Shakespearean name with the feel of antiquity that is coming into fashion. It was recently chosen for his son by Bobby Brown.Variations:Casseus, Cassio, Casshus, Casius. (

11 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Laura said,

    Cassius is a great name, I like it alot!

  2. 3

    Sophia said,

    Love this name 🙂
    I like it better spelt with a K though.

  3. 6

    Laura said,

    Nope I like it with a ‘c’. Why k?

  4. 10

    Sebastiane said,

    I love the name Cassius, especially with the nickname Cash. I am surprised it isn’t more popular.

    • 11

      babynamelover said,

      I’m surprised too is Cash in the USA top 100 for 2008 do you know? reminds me of the legendary Johnny Cash 🙂

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